Weekly Wrap Up: May 02, 2011

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Weekly Wrap Up: May 02, 2011

Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - 16:32
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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 16:26
Articles about performance improvement and cost-cutting for the week of April 25 - April 29, 2011.

 

Last week, Ravi Bansal, IBM Project Executive and a strategist at IBM Global Business Services, shared with us some real benefits derived from IT consolidation and key considerations while consolidating data centers. 

Johnny Barnes, Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, discussed how arming workers with mobile data access can lead to productivity improvements and cost savings. 

This week we will be wrapping up our IT consolidation discussions by sharing some final thoughts on how to get started and maximize the value of IT consolidation. In future weeks, we will transition discussion to our other strategies to streamline government supply chains and reduce energy use. Stay tuned!

A few other articles relevant to efforts to improve performance while reducing budgetary needs:

  • Ed O’Keefe’s article in the Federal Eye discussing President Obama’s orders to agencies to draft new technology customer service plans.
  • Wall Street Journal article on unplugging 137 of the 2,094 federal data centers by the end of the year.
  • Jeffrey Zients, Deputy Director for Management, Chief Performance Officer’s memorandum to all executive branch departments and agencies detailing the implementation of the Securing Americans' Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award in the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget.

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